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Rail travel and extreme sports at Gua Musang Kelantan

Rail Tourism to Gua Musang Of Kelantan, Malaysia ยท Things To Do & Day by Day Itinerary

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป travel wish comes trueโ€ผ๏ธ Yes โœ…, she always wishes to do train travel ๐Ÿš‚ within Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ since Post-Covid with the state borders & international borders reopened @ Malaysia ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

In this blog post, she will share her own travel experiences & observations about COVID19 travel ๐Ÿ†• norms, places & the foods she enjoys during recent rail tourism to Gua Musang, Kelantan ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Travel Preparation & Checklist

  • Identification card (I/C) for local Malaysian ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ OR international passport ๐Ÿ›‚ for foreigners ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, must ensure at least 6๏ธโƒฃ months validity ya ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  • Digital Certificate of Vaccination ๐Ÿ’‰ ~ Personally she suggests to screenshot & keep a copy offline in all your devices ๐Ÿ“ฒ to avoid no network OR connectivity issues while travelling to roads less traveled or rural areas then๐Ÿงณ
  • Wef. 1 Dec 2021, COVID-19 RT-PCR or RTK-Ag swab test prior to travel is no longer required, EXCEPT FOR partially vaccinated & not vaccinated prior to entering the state of Kelantan
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, COVID-19 travel insurance is no longer required, however this trip involved extreme sport, travel insurance is advisable
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, MySejahtera Check-ins are no longer required, personally she still will check in whenever she spotted the QR code to record her own journeys

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is fully vaccinated โœ…๐Ÿ’‰, including booster vaccine, she still performed self test prior & after her trips. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป for all fully vaccinated travelers whether travelling to/from domestics or international to be PCR tested before & after travel trips for the peace of mind of own safety & the safety of others #kitajagakita

Things To Do & Trip Itinerary @ Gua Musang ๐Ÿž๏ธ

Gua Musang is a railway ๐Ÿš‚ town

Gua Musang ๐Ÿž๏ธ is surrounded by limestone hills & caves, which can provide entertainment for cavers, rock climbers & extreme sports lovers, moreover with Muse Eco Park opening now, do read on this long blog story here to check out her extreme sports experience gained ya ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

In the past, trains ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‚ were the only means of transport to this town. This train journey provides a glimpse of village life in the jungle ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ hinterland. This is a jungle railway ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸŒณ not to be missed which runs from the junction at Gemas northwards to Kota Bharu & Tumpat. The green ๐Ÿ’š scenery starts from Jerantut station onwards as shared by the on train expert, Mr Kelvin Khew ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Gua Musang KTM train station is distinguished by the natural splendor that surrounds it as it’s situated at the foot of the hill โ›ฐ๏ธ Yes โœ…, once the train ๐Ÿš‚ arrived at Gua Musang train station, you will be welcome by the beautiful desolate slope of rocks with deceiving stone stairs that rise to 105m ๐Ÿ˜ You will sure enjoy beautiful OOTD moments at this train station ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿš‰

Hmm…The old Gua Musang train station was closed after the great flood in 2014. It’s located at the end of the main street in the old town & now used as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the must visit heritage spot for all tourists. It’s also 1๏ธโƒฃ of the best spots ๐Ÿ“ for photography ๐Ÿ“ธ lovers. Or simply sitting & admiring the splendour, the hill resembles a stone pillar with a large fissure that practically cuts it in half vertically ๐Ÿ˜

Day 1๏ธโƒฃ

Met up with all travel mates at Heritage Station Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur KTM train station ๐Ÿš‰ Enjoyed a hot Horlicks & fried noodles while awaiting for the train ๐Ÿš‚ boarding

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZNf686gNyzZno7Ei8
Website๐ŸŒ: https://heritage-station-restaurant.business.site/

A privilege to witness this rail tourism special charter flag โ›ณoff by Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof, Tourism Malaysia’s Domestic & Event Division Senior Director & Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia with a safe departure of night train ๐Ÿš‚ from Kuala Lumpur KTM train station @ 10.45pm sharp

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ On board & checked in to her sleeper ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค seat at upper deck

She loves the privacy privilege at upper deck, though need to climb up & down to reach her sleeper seat ๐Ÿš‚

The train ๐Ÿš‚ moves steady slow towards the destination point @ Gua Musang. The train has stopped by Seremban & Gemas KTM train stations to pick up passengers ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿป SiennyLovesDrawing has got down to snap some photos at Gemas station with friends ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜

Ohh ya…The train will switch its railway ๐Ÿ›ค๏ธ & then the train will move in opposite directions ๐Ÿ”„ from Gemas station, so do change to an empty seat ๐Ÿ’บ available or enjoy your seating sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด to avoid any dizziness ๐Ÿ˜ต

Tips on an overnight train ride

  • Do book your lower deck sleeper seat as early as possible, it’s selling like hot cake. For elderly, upper deck is not advisable as it requires to climb up & down ๐Ÿค—
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as you’re on a long rail ride ๐Ÿš‚
  • Do wear your face mask ๐Ÿ˜ท on board
  • Must bring sweater ๐Ÿงฅ as the air conditioner is getting stronger at night ๐ŸŒƒ
  • Must bring travel pillow โฌœ
  • Suggest to bring fully charged power bank & extension cord due to limited power points ๐Ÿ”Œ at Chill Relax & Event (Karaoke) coaches on board & on sharing basis
  • Pack light luggage especially if you’re on upper deck sleeper seat. Your luggage bags are needed to place at lower deck. Do not leave your valuables unattended during the rail ride. #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’• ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a ๐Ÿ†“ tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŒ https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks , #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her ๐Ÿ†• travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpack ๐ŸŽ’ ~ Splash 16″ Taupe-Black during this train trip ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ
  • A pair of comfy shoes, SiennyLovesDrawing has opted ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ for this whole trip at Kelantan , loving it ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธfor train travel as well as extreme sports @ Muse Eco Park, do read more of her user story via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/20/user-experience-comfortable-leather-shoes-from-lucca-vudor/
  • Do sanitize your sleeper deck 1๏ธโƒฃst before your good night rest

  • No smoking ๐Ÿšญ allow inside the train ๐Ÿš‚

Do check out her rail travel TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Day 2๏ธโƒฃ

Wake up & enjoyed morning view from the train window ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸชŸ Enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot milk tea @ train cafe, chit chat with other passengers, chill & relax enjoyed the views outside window ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸชŸ

The foods served in train cafe is good, personally SiennyLovesDrawing loves the pandan coconut fragrance rice with the sweet spicy anchovies sambal ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Ohh ya…Only limited seats, once you’ve finished your meals, do give chance to other train passengers to enjoy their meals in train cafe ๐Ÿ’•

Hmm…Can you spot SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปin this video clip via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/groups/jomnaikkeretapi/permalink/4872055519590002/ which captured by 1๏ธโƒฃ of the Jom Naik Keretapi memberโ“โ‰๏ธ

Finally, arrived @ Gua Musang KTM train station after 11 hours train journey @ ๐Ÿ”Ÿam. Bus ๐ŸšŒ picked up from Gua Mustang train station for a 2๏ธโƒฃnd breakfast @ Warung Muse , a nice spot to enjoy meals with the scenes of visitors busy via ferrata & flying fox

SiennyLovesDrawing had a cup of hot asam boi โ˜• & a slice of toasted bread ๐Ÿž The service was super slow & some of the travel mates got their order wrongly served…Hope the service would be improving greater in her next visit then

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8bvmd6tKBrjcSFpk9

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Checked in to Durian Hill Villa ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ for a comfy shower ๐Ÿšฟ & quick rest ๐Ÿ’ค

Really love the minimalist comfy room design & all needed facilities well prepared. The hot shower water ๐Ÿšฟ absolutely perfect with good water pump & just nice temperature to enjoy a good shower ๐Ÿง–๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ after a long train ride ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: PT5606, Jalan Akasia Utama 2/4, Bandar Utama, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DurianHillVillaGM/

Then enjoyed set lunch B (5 pax each set) @ Warung Buluh with Siakap fish in lemon steam, beef in spicy tomatoes sauce, fried egg, kailan vegetables with salted fish, fried tumeric chicken & seafood tom yam soup. The food were prepared up front from the organiser’s pre order, it’s wrapped nicely & served on all tables. Love the thoughtful hygiene service at Warung Buluh here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WT8F9NuQ8wnoEDFe6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Food—beverage-company/Warung-Buluh-Gua-Musang-Kelantan-793504277467795/

After lunch, we went to Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park, however it was closed & open on appointment basis as maintenance works in progress now. Do continue to read on this blog story as she visited it again on the Day 3

Then, we enjoyed afternoon tea drink @ Hana Coffee โ˜• House. It’s a nice cafe with double storey to enjoy a happy enjoyable cuppa at the open air 2nd floor โ˜•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป on a hot sunny ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜€๏ธ day. It serves a varieties of coffee, chocolate, fruit beverages & snacks including keropok lekor ๐Ÿ˜‹

Address๐Ÿ“: https://goo.gl/maps/mG3ukH8gN5M9tNMc8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/fargm4949/

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Back to hotel for a quick nap rest ๐Ÿ˜ด

The bed ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿป at Durian Hill Villa just so so comfy, she just dozed off ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค & wake up already timing to get on bus ๐ŸšŒ for dinner ๐Ÿ˜† Absolutely a quick good rest ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Enjoyed nasi lemak dinner with spice fried chicken & spicy sambal @ Warung Muse again. This round food were served in advance from pre order placed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

All enjoyed the dining ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ atmosphere of the night decorated with the glittering lights of Gua Musang & Masjid Buluh

Went for night ๐ŸŒƒ view photos capturing @ Masjid Buluh (Bamboo Mosque)

As its name suggests, almost 90% of this mosque is made from local concrete bamboo ๐ŸŽ (Dendracalamus asper) & black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) which were imported from Bandung, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ The magnificent & uniqueness of this mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ was inspired by the former Menteri Besar of Kelantan, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat

Do check out video clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/dvQOkDyLzN/ & more photos via ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/323289091408885/posts/pfbid02BZX12bWwAKEK8Vfdt5PXkL7c3eH8Ag6EDcgbTKj27MjxYyM2kjFNo9dBYgdfthsZl/

Tips to visit any mosques within Malaysia ๐Ÿ•Œ

  • Must bring along a head scarf ๐Ÿงฃ & wear modest long sleeves & long pant or long dress to enter ya ๐Ÿ’– It’s important to demonstrate respect to different religions ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
  • Some mosques will provide ๐Ÿ†“ mosque clothing aka Jubah & head scarf ๐Ÿงฃ to rent for its visitors to enter then

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1nCNRiYUA9yXaFY18
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidBulohGuaMusang/

Next, night photo ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ“ธ session @ Masjid Razaleigh (Razaleigh Mosque ie. Model of the Forbidden Mosque Of Mekah) which started its construction in late 2016. The Razaleigh Mosque of 99K square feet & equipped with 9๏ธโƒฃ towers as high as 30m & 8๏ธโƒฃ domes similar to the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, it was inspired by the Member of Parliament for Gua Musang, YBM. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah & worth more than RM35.1million. This mosque with a unique & attractive design using high quality building materials including tiles built on a site of 1.5 hectares with capability of accommodating up to 3.5K congregations. Wowโ€ผ๏ธ

This is Kelantan’s iconic mosque which cost RM34 million as a replica of the Kaaba & it was built with a combination of high -tech LED screen blocks that display the holy verses of the Quran or the content of the sermon delivered by the imam of the mosque. The idea to build a replica of the Kaaba was sparked by Gua Musang Member of Parliament, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/B7Dwfk7S8TLA7ws36
Contact no. : +6017-901 8672
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Razaleigh-Bandar-Gua-Musang-113632751342893/

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Back to hotel ~ Durian Hill Villa ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ for swet dream resting for the day ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿป

Day 3๏ธโƒฃ

Enjoyed morning hiking of approximately 40mins @ Durian Hill โ›ฐ๏ธ to enjoy the beautiful sunrise ๐ŸŒ„ & scenery of the main town of Gua Musang

Do check out her happy sunrise hike at Durian Hill TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

There is a good ground for camping ๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐Ÿฅพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป site with proper shower ๐Ÿšฟ & water tank facilities, the next time SiennyLovesDrawing would like to do camping stay ๐Ÿ•๏ธโ›บ๐Ÿ”ฅ Enjoyed some cookies & bread ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅ– as light breakfast after the hiking ๐Ÿ˜‹

Do check out her happy roti canai sarang (2nd breakfast that morning) TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

After hiking, we went to Kedai Makan Pokwa to enjoy 2๏ธโƒฃnd breakfast ~ Highly recommended the roti canai sarang ~ It’s roti canai with 2๏ธโƒฃ soft boiled eggs on top ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป They also serve Nasi Kerabu here

SiennyLovesDrawing loves her chat with both the lovely old couples founders ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฝ Really enjoyed the tasty roti canai sarang (She had 2๏ธโƒฃ sets) & iced Neslo, then left with her happy satisfied tummy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: Pitstop Route 8 Gua Musang @ Kedai Makan Pokwa, Jalan Bandar Baru, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.๐Ÿ“ฑ: +6019-912 1401
Website๐ŸŒ: https://kedai-makan-pokwa.business.site/

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Time to enjoy extreme sport activities @ Muse Eco Park ~ Yesโœ…, the highest Flying Fox in Kelantan. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธAlso the 1๏ธโƒฃst twin pair via Ferrata, yesโœ…, walking on the cave wall ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the via ferrata & flying fox done @ this park on Day 3๏ธโƒฃ with a happy great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป achievement, yeahโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป so proud that she has completed via Ferrata & flying fox of 40m height @ Gua Musang. Highly recommended for an amazing experience ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ymyuFS6dU4vCfkfM7
Contact no.๐Ÿ“ฑ: +6012-2904007
FB: https://www.facebook.com/museecopark/

Do check out her 1๏ธโƒฃst via ferrata experience captured in this TikTok clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Back to Durian Hill Villa for shower ๐Ÿšฟ after the good sweat from the amazing extreme sport activities. Then, checked out from Durian Hill Villa, a happy comfy stay, will be back for sure

Then, had a tasty lunch @ the impressive beautiful Restoran Dalam Taman D’ Tasik

A beautiful Malay traditional house restaurant sits at the bank of Gua Musang Lake Garden. Love the Thai influenced dishes served here especially the tasty fresh lemon steamed fish ๐ŸŸ

After lunch, SiennyLovesDrawing had a walk at the beautiful lake side & the nicely managed park surrounding this restaurant. Had a good chat with the restaurant owners, Kak Nah & Abah who shared about how they restarted this restaurant from its former restaurant named Restoran Dalam Taman which lost due to the great flood in 2014

Truly impressive & inspiring of the creativity & love of upcycling, go green passionate of Kak Nah. Abah & Kak Nah actually decorated this restaurant with some unique wood pieces that both of them found from river side etc., also she turns some of the plastic fishing stuff ๐ŸŽฃ into wall art decorations, bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Abah actually complimented full of love ๐Ÿ’• that his wife, Kak Nah is a creative person, a lovely sweet couple โค๏ธ

Do check out her happy lunch dining at this beautiful lake surrounding Restoran Dalam Taman D’Tasik, you will spot Kak Nah upcycling craft art decorations in her TikTok clip captured ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AxqHvTH9YdgbH77h7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Dalam-Taman-DTasek-2013350965594972/

Then, paid a 2๏ธโƒฃnd visit to the Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park. Personally love the mosses lanes within the park, it’s so comfy nice to walking๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปon it while reading the plant signages to learn more about the herbs & spices. There is a water park that many local families & kids enjoy water splashing ๐Ÿ’ฆ fun & swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ with a minimal entry fee. This park is now under maintenance progress, then to resume its chalets & rock climbing activities then

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s TikTok clip captured

Address๐Ÿ“: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uXeqeBbddBHzD56H9
Website: https://www.malaysiasite.nl/etnobotani.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pwgm.kesedar

Next, proceed to visit the Gua Musang Golf Recreation Club, the travel mates enjoyed the fun of golf โ›ณ practice sessions. Hmm..didn’t ride on a buggy to tour the golf โ›ณ club. Enjoyed afternoon tea time with banana ๐ŸŒ fritters served here

Address: Ibu Pejabat Kesedar, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.: +6019-912 9558
Website: https://mdgm.kelantan.gov.my/index.php/pelawat/destinasi-menarik/tempat-tempat-pelancongan/199-padang-golf-sukan-berkuda

The bus ๐ŸšŒ departed straight to Tanah Merah KTM train station for a night train back to KL @ 10.45pm, on the way stopped by for dinner @ Restoran Rimbun

Again, train ๐Ÿš‚ has departed sharp at 10.45pm. SiennyLovesDrawing fall a sleep ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜ด very quickly as exhausted after a whole day of busy activities

Address: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NoGCXMmpSAmjXUTF7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Rimbun-135728463766706/

Day 4

Wake up 7am & then enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot Nescafe @ train cafe. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Enjoyed train sleeps, walking in the train from coach to coach train OOTDs while the train stopped at some stations along the way

Also to enjoy watched the karaoke competition @ event coach, chit chat with some passengers from Jom Naik Keretapi FB group members about their happy train rides. Most of them are retirees that enjoy their train travels within Malaysia

So happy exciting to listen to their stories & all inspiring SiennyLovesDrawing to include train travels within Malaysia in her retirement living plan ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Ohh ya…When the train ๐Ÿš‚ stops at Gemas station, it will switch railway & then the train will move in opposite directions ๐Ÿ”„ so if you’re not comfortable with it, do change to an empty seat ๐Ÿ’บ available, or alternatively to enjoy a nap ๐Ÿ˜ด to avoid any dizziness ya ๐Ÿ˜ต

Arrived early @ 2.30pm to Kuala Lumpur KTM train station, reached home sweet home ๐Ÿก safely

How long you have not travel on a train๐Ÿš‚โ“โ‰๏ธ Let’s plan & enjoy a happy travel with rail ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Do enjoy reading this blog post as SiennyLovesDrawing has updated her daily trip progresses @ Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ya

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5 Must-See @ Kelantan, Malaysia

As shared from earlier blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, as promised, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing about the 5๏ธโƒฃย Must-See ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ @ Kelantan, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Hmm…Just personally preferred ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’• by herself during her recent visit, hope you all will love ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’• this list ya ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

1๏ธโƒฃย Sultan Ismail Petra Silver Jubilee Mosque ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ•Œ (Beijing Mosque)

At 1๏ธโƒฃst glance, not โŒ a Chinese temple โ›ฉ as many visitors will thought so ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

It’s the 1๏ธโƒฃst Chinese built Chinese mosque ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ•Œ in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

This Beijing Mosque ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ•Œ is the landmark ๐Ÿ“of the majesty of Islam โ˜ช๏ธ in the land of Kelantan since 12 Sept 2005 & inaugurated in Aug 2009 ๐Ÿ˜€

The total construction cost of this 3.7 acre mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ is approximately ๐Ÿ’ฐRM8.8 millions & it can accommodate 1๏ธโƒฃK pax ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ at a time

This beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ isย located๐Ÿ“on the edge of the Pasir Mas – Rantau Panjang highway ๐Ÿ›ฃ about 2๏ธโƒฃkm from the Rantau Panjang town

This mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ is with unique ๐Ÿคฉ architecture i.e. combining both Chinese โ›ฉ & Islamic โ˜ช๏ธ architecture, as well as resembles a 1๏ธโƒฃK-year-old Niujie Mosque ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ•Œ in Beijing, China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Special notes ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“Œ for non-Muslims visitors to this mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ ,

1๏ธโƒฃ. NOT โŒ to enter this Friday prayer โ˜ช๏ธ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป podium within the prayer room

2๏ธโƒฃ. Non-Muslims ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ ONLY allow to touch, hold & use the Translation Al-Quran ๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ“–

3๏ธโƒฃ. For females๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ, do dress modest or you may opt for the free ๐Ÿ†“ robe ๐Ÿ‘˜ rental 1๏ธโƒฃst before entering this mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ ya

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission ๐ŸŽŸ

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Kampung Rantau Panjang, 17200 Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Ismail_Petra_Silver_Jubilee_Mosque
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidBeijing/

2๏ธโƒฃย Wat Photinivan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญโ›ฉ

This Thai Buddhism temple ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญโ›ฉ is situated at Kg Jambu, a Malaysian-Thai ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ village in Tumpat, Kelantan

It’s approximately 15km ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ Northeast from Kota Bharu town

This temple ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญโ›ฉ was constructed since 1973 & ๐Ÿ’ฏ fully completed 6๏ธโƒฃ years later

The main attraction ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ here is the magnificient reclining Buddha (not really sleeping ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜ด Buddha ya) with 40m long, 11m height & 9m wide

This Buddha is believed to be 1๏ธโƒฃ of the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia ๐ŸŒŽ

The architecture & design of this wat ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญโ›ฉ was by the Chief Monk of this wat

It was constructed with ๐Ÿ’ฏ% funding ๐Ÿ’ฐ from the local Thai community ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ of this Kg Jambu & donations from various bodies

Several major Thai festivals ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ are being celebrating here every years

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission ๐ŸŽŸ, donation is welcome

Address๐Ÿ“: Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Operation hours:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Wat-phothivihan-sleeping-buddha-746135388795051/

3๏ธโƒฃย Galeri Wau Pak Sapie & Wan Anuar

Wau means kite ๐ŸŽ in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s national language & before her recent trip, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was so wanted to visit & learn much more about handmaking kite ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโœ๐Ÿปโœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ

Just as shown in her handrawn โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–Š “Kelantan” typo doodle during her flight โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿงก to Kelantan, do click in ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปto view ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ her recent IG photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ & clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ album posted ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really love ๐Ÿ’— her #travel โœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ•ถ to #Kelantan ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ with @motackelantanofficial this time. Swipe left โžก๏ธ for this whole photos ๐Ÿ“ธโž•clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅin this album . . Whyโ“โ‰๏ธ Do continue read on below, more Kelantan stories via her #blog link @ profile ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ & #vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing . . She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a pleasant comfy 1๏ธโƒฃhour flight with @fireflyairlines ๐Ÿงกโœˆ๏ธ & spent time snapped photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ from her window seat ๐Ÿ’บas usual if you know her well ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜† . . Then, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป got the mood to #doodling โœ๐Ÿป #typography of Kelantan with @artlinemy #ArtlineDecorite pens ๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿ–Š . . Whatโ€™s the main icon you have observed ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ from her Kelantan #doodles โ“โ‰๏ธ . . Yes โœ… The traditional #kite handmaking here. She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป went to #GaleriWauPakSapie & learnt much more from Pak Sapieโ€™s son now ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธThe founder, Pak Sapie ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿฝhas passed away last year from heart attack . . Wau Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ = Wau Bulan (moon shape). Wau Kelantan = Wau Puyuh (bird shape). Also others eg. Wau Kucing (sitting cat shape), Wau Bodhi (Bodhi leaf shape) etc. . . @gayatravel @malaysia.truly.asia #motackelantan19 #motackel #motac #sayangkelantan #sayangmalaysia #kotabharu # #ihyaramadhankelantan19 #ihyamotac19 #ramadhankb19 #VisitKelantan2020 #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cuticutimalaysia #vm2020 #tourismmalaysia #nsyftravel #BeautifulMalaysia #travelling #contentcreator #bloggers

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

So so happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ that she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a chance to visit the handmade kite ๐ŸŽ gallery by late Pak Sapie ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ, the legendary ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป kite maker of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Really impressed ๐Ÿคฉ & learnt that each wau is not just a unique artwork, also meant a reflection of the handmaker’s heart โค๏ธ in demonstrating the subtle handcraft mastery ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Met his son, Mr Wan Anuar ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธat the gallery & he shared some of processes of handmaking a kite ๐ŸŽ ~ Wau Bulan, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ official kite,ย an iconic art of the Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s heritage & traditional culture

Mr Wan Anuar ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธalso conducting wau handmaking workshop from time to time to create awareness to the young generation ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝ as well as foreign tourists to remember & appreciate this almost endangered handcraft art ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Briefly he ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธhas explained that he will share the history, kite frames carving, handrawn โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–Š & handmaking โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“process of the colorful wau decorations. Lastly, of course trying to fly your own handmade wau ๐ŸŽโ€ผ๏ธ Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

The official kite of Kelantan state is Wau Puyuh

Do check out her vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured from her impressive visit ya

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Pantai Cahaya Bulan,ย 15350ย Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•ฃ: 8.30am to 3.30pm
FB: https://www.facebook.com/galeriwau/

4๏ธโƒฃย KB Permai Silverware

A manufacturer of Kelantan Malay silvercraftsย since 1985, the only 1๏ธโƒฃ now in Kelantan

A wide range of ready made silver products e.g. souvenirs ๐Ÿ’, jewellery ๐Ÿ‘‘, house decorations ๐Ÿ–ผ etc.

Custom made, repair โ›โš’ & restoration of silver based items e.g. trophy ๐Ÿ† , cokmar etc. are available here

Impressive beautiful ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ workdone

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has bought a pair of silver earrings ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›for her mama ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป as souvenir ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ from here

Address๐Ÿ“: 5406-B & C, Jalan Sultanah Zainab, 15050 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Operation hours: 9am to 6pm
FB: https://www.facebook.com/KBPermai-298158283668549/

5๏ธโƒฃย Siti Khadijah Market ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›

It’s a famous local wet & dry market ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›among the Kelantanese

This market with its name after Prophet Muhammad’s wife, she ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ was well known ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปfor her entrepreneurial skill

Moreover, this local market is mainly with female entrepreneurs ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ

Many tourists ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ are visiting to shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› for souvenirs ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ e.g. batik, serunding etc.

She enjoyed her batik pants shopping with friends here, also met some really friendly locals in this market

Address๐Ÿ“:ย  Jalan Buluh Kubu, 15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Operation hours:
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siti_Khadijah_Market
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pasarsitikhadijahkb/

Updated 19.6.2019

When SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป content creation is being recognised & appreciated ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ Special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ˜Š to Firefly Airlines ๐Ÿงกโœˆ

#motackelantan19 #motackel #motac #sayangkelantan #sayangmalaysia #kotabharu #mosque #shopping #art #ihyaramadhankelantan19 #ihyamotac19 #ramadhankb19 #VisitKelantan2020 #heritage #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cuticutimalaysia #vm2020 #tourismmalaysia #Kelantan #BeautifulMalaysia #travelling #travel #gayatravel #siennylovesdrawing #blog #vlog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers

Uniqueness of Ramadan (Ramadhan) @ Kelantan, Malaysia

๐Ÿ’š Selamat Hari Raya ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ (๐ŸŒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_al-Fitr)

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was exclusively invited ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ to participate the recent Ihya Ramadan Kelantan 2019 (Started 2015) hosted by Tourism Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Kelantan Office, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ (MOTAC) Kelantan & Firefly Airlines โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿงก with approximately 60 pax media, tourism officers & professionals ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Also a collaboration ๐Ÿค between the Kelantan State Government, Kelantan State Tourism Exco, Kelantan Tourism Information Center, Kota Bharu City Islamic Council, Kelantan Islamic Religious Council & Malay Customs ๐Ÿ˜€

Do check out the IG stories & highlight ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ album which captured by MOTAC Kelantan via ๐ŸŒ https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18026871406174323/

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๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท the power of arts #Repost @siennylovesdrawing โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really love ๐Ÿ’— her #travel โœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ•ถ to #Kelantan ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ with @motackelantanofficial this time. Swipe left โžก๏ธ for this whole photos ๐Ÿ“ธโž•clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅin this album . . Whyโ“โ‰๏ธ Do continue read on below, more Kelantan stories via her #blog link @ profile ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ & #vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing . . She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a pleasant comfy 1๏ธโƒฃhour flight with @fireflyairlines ๐Ÿงกโœˆ๏ธ & spent time snapped photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ from her window seat ๐Ÿ’บas usual if you know her well ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜† . . Then, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป got the mood to #doodling โœ๐Ÿป #typography of Kelantan with @artlinemy #ArtlineDecorite pens ๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿ–Š . . Whatโ€™s the main icon you have observed ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ from her Kelantan #doodles โ“โ‰๏ธ . . Yes โœ… The traditional #kite handmaking here. She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป went to #GaleriWauPakSapie & learnt much more from Pak Sapieโ€™s son now ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธThe founder, Pak Sapie ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿฝhas passed away last year from heart attack . . Wau Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ = Wau Bulan (moon shape). Wau Kelantan = Wau Puyuh (bird shape). Also others eg. Wau Kucing (sitting cat shape), Wau Bodhi (Bodhi leaf shape) etc. . . @gayatravel @malaysia.truly.asia #motackelantan19 #motackel #motac #sayangkelantan #sayangmalaysia #kotabharu # #ihyaramadhankelantan19 #ihyamotac19 #ramadhankb19 #VisitKelantan2020 #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cuticutimalaysia #vm2020 #tourismmalaysia #BeautifulMalaysia #travelling #contentcreator #bloggers

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Personally, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really appreciates & respects the heritage cultural of Kelantan as the most deeply conservative Malay Muslim โ˜ช๏ธ practising state in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Most of her travelmates ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ have complimented ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป on her Malay traditional kampung OOTD She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also influences her room mate ๐Ÿ‘ญ to join her too ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ Ha…Ha… ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a pleasant comfy an hour journey with Firefly Airlines โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿงก (1๏ธโƒฃst ride) to Kota Bharu, Kelantan for her participation โœ…

Do enjoy her vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured & a special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to Mr Dino, Santai Travel Channel ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ for capturing some of her visual excitement on board ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

It aims to promoting the uniqueness & serenity of Ramadan Al-Mubarak (๐ŸŒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan) in Kelantan to all Malaysians (especially the non-Muslims) ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ & foreign tourists ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ Also to introducing the veranda of Mecca aka “Serambi Mekah” in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ national language, the Islamic tourism products & spiritual activities by the Kelantanese in Ramadan (fasting month, also spelled Ramadhan) ๐Ÿค—

Visit to Kg Laut Mosque

It’s the oldest (more than ๐Ÿ’ฏ years) mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ in Kelantan, read more via ๐ŸŒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampung_Laut_Mosque

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

No โŒ steel nails were used & replaced with wooden/ bamboo pegs in its architecture ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

It’s with common features to Demak Mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ & Kono Mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ in Jawa with aims to retaining the Islamic concept of the religion, especially the roofting structure

It was relocated to this existing location๐Ÿ“from its original location @ Kg Laut due to the great flood ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งdamages in Dec 1966 & with several repairs to maintain it

A planning preparation already in progress to relocating it back to Kg Laut soon, no specific date ๐Ÿ—“ being announced to-date

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Kuala Krai, Kg Nilam Puri, 16010 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidKgLaut/

Do stay tune for her next blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ ~ Must-See @ Kelantan, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ for coverage about the Beijing Mosque ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ•Œ ya ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

“Pondok” Traditional Islamic Learning System

This system is currently @ Madrasah Ihya Ulumuddin ๐Ÿ• with a prayer room, living room, 15 “pondok”, public kitchen, other facilities etc. on 0.92 hectares of land

There are approximately of 105 students ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป & some of her non Muslim travelmates ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ have managed to learn the Islamic prayer โ˜ช๏ธ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป from the students here ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Through public donation ๐Ÿ’ฐto realise this excellent center of Islamic โ˜ช๏ธ learning & teaching with the determination of forming a virtuous, knowledgeable, discipline & responsible young generation ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝ

Address๐Ÿ“: Lot 425, Kg. Berangan, Selising, 16810 Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Madrasah-Ihya-Ulumuddin-667904679976084/

Only in Ramadan Month

(i) Qiamullail Prayer โ˜ช๏ธ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป Workship @ Muhammadi Mosque ๐Ÿ•Œ (State Mosque)

Qiamullail intends to celebrate the night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ of waking up @ 2/3 night / 1/3 late night from 2.30am until the 1๏ธโƒฃst dawn to worship Allah โ˜ช๏ธ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป

It’s the special time & the blessings of Allah SWT to the earth ๐ŸŒ by performing the solat prayers โ˜ช๏ธ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป & reciting to Allah SWT

This worship โ˜ช๏ธ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป is highly encouraged ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปin Islam & can be done either alone / en masse & the Muslims who practising this will be elevated & eliminated their sins ๐Ÿ˜Š

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has responsibly informed the tour leader ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ about her absence โŒ to this immediate early morning ๐Ÿ”… workship due to her consumption of toothache medicine ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’Š before sleep ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค

Address๐Ÿ“: D1, Bandar Kota Bharu, 15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Muhammadi-Kota-Bharu-301272016549590/

(ii) Khatam Al-Quran ๐Ÿ’ฏ Times Ceremony

From her ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป understanding from the tour guide ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ’s explanation, this is a Al-Quran ๐Ÿ“– reading session led by Egyptian imam ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ (aka Islamic โ˜ช๏ธ leader) named Sheikh Hisham Abdul Bari in the Tarawih prayer tent โ›บ๏ธ @ Madinah Ramadhan, Stadium Sultan Muhammad IV

It’s the reunion with the Nuzul Quran ๐Ÿ“– to revive the Ramadhan night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ All are welcome to join & participate incuding the non-Muslims ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

More than 3.3K people ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ has participated that night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ

How it happensโ“โ‰๏ธ

All the participant ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ will be divided into 30 groups to read ๐Ÿ—ฃ a particular juzu’ (aka chapter) of the Al- Quran ๐Ÿ“– together gather at once to complete reading the whole al-Quran

Then at the end of it, each participant ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ will be rewarded with a book of Al- Quran ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“– which from public donations ๐Ÿ’ฐsince the begining of this Ramadan month

(iii) Breaking Fast ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค @ Madinah Ramadan Bazaar

It was an amazing break fast ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคคexcitement with a huge crowd of Muslims & non-Muslims ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to enjoy the local Kelantanese foods ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป from the Ramadhan Bazaar @ Sultan Ismail IV Stadium Square for the 1๏ธโƒฃst time

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It’s annually being organised by The Kota Bharu Municipal Council Islamic City (๐ŸŒ http://www.mpkbbri.gov.my/en) to celebrate ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ the fasting month with RM2๏ธโƒฃmillion๐Ÿ’ฐ spent on setting up the prayer tent โ›บ๏ธ , utilities charges ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งโšก๏ธ, free ๐Ÿ†“ foods ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฅ˜ & beverages ๐Ÿฅค๐Ÿฅค, Islamic leaders hiring ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ from Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ etc.

Though most of the foods ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฅ˜ from this bazaar similarly across other states in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ , however the chit chat ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ & break fast ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค together gather were priceless & harmony in the huge crowd of visitors ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium, Jalan Stadium, Bandar Kota Bharu, 15200 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/madinahramadhan/

(iv) “Colek” Supper Eating Culture

This meaning dipping fried items๐Ÿข๐Ÿก๐ŸฅŸ๐Ÿค in a local Kelantanese sauce. Hmm…A special recipe ya๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

It’s a famous local Kelantanese supper practice with a group of family members or friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ right after a Muslim terawih prayer โ˜ช๏ธ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป Long queues everywhere especially the many food stalls/ restaurants along the Hospital Road & Yaakubiah Road @ Kota Bharu ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Most of the eating places will be selling “colek” till late night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ/ early morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”…only during Ramadan

This huge plate was specially prepared for SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป & her travelmates ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ for 10-15pax. Generally Kelantanese will visit the “colek” stall, pick the fried stuffs ๐Ÿข๐Ÿก๐ŸฅŸ๐Ÿค for an individual or group of family members/ friends, the stall owner will then cut the fried stuffs into smaller pieces & put the dipping sauce right on top. So, a plate of “colek” ready to dine ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

You may opt for a healthier “colek” i.e. fruits “colek” or similarily to fruits salad, especially females ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ who would like to keelp slim body shape ya…Ha…Ha… ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

She loves this so much, very addictive tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค to enjoy the whole plate just by herself, no no sharing with friends ya ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Traditional Must-Eat During Ramadan

The local Kelantanese foods e.g. Nasi Dagang ๐Ÿ›, Nasi Kerabu (Blue rice), Laksam, Laksa ๐Ÿœ, Ayam Percik ๐Ÿ—, Fried Catfish๐ŸŸ , Grilled stuffed squid ๐Ÿฆ‘ etc.

There are many colourful & a diversity of traditional kuih aka desserts/ cakes ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ e.g. Nekbat, Kerbau Guling, Tahi Itik, Buah Tanjung, Jala Emas etc.

If you love ๐Ÿ’— art, heritage & culture, do plan a visit, you will surely appreciate its uniqueness of Kelantan ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

If you have visited many years ago, why not revisit Kelantan againโ“โ‰๏ธ

Do stay tune for her next blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about Must-See @ Kelantan, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ya โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜„

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